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Bunker Hill Covered Bridge
Society: Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Bridges Era: 1890-1899 DateCreated: 1895 4160 US-70 State: NC Zip: 28610 Country: USA Website: https://catawbahistory.org/bunker-hill-covered-bridge Creator: Andrew L. Ramsour

Bunker Hill Bridge is the only surviving Haupt truss bridge in the U.S. and one of only two surviving covered bridges in North Carolina. Patented in 1839, the Haupt truss featured diagonal braces spanning multiple panels, which was an attempt to eliminate the cross-strain found in lattice truss bridges. Although it was almost immediately eclipsed by the Howe truss and never reached the mainstream of covered bridge building, the Haupt truss is of interest for its association with Gen.

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